PHT Morning Skate: Rask on future; NHL 20 and hockey IQ

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Tuukka Rask on his future: “I know that this summer I can talk about a possible extension with the Bruins, so we’ll see where that goes. I definitely don’t have thoughts about retirement or anything like that.” [NBC Sports Boston]

• Montreal? Minnesota? Columbus? If the NHL playoff field was expanded, which underachieving team could make a deep run? [TSN]

• If the NHL is to return, one GM thinks players will need more than two weeks to get ready. [Sin Bin Vegas]

• How the AHL’s season cancellation will affect the NHL. [The Hockey News]

• On the man behind the NHL’s plans to increase its visibility. [National Post]

• How playing NHL 20 can improve your hockey IQ. [Jack Han]

• Mike Futa is leaving his position as assistant GM with the Kings. [LA Times]

Brendan Gallagher is the using his downtime to learn French and master TikTok. [NHLPA]

• Fun look at an alternate history where Eric Lindros was never traded from the Flyers to the Rangers. [Broad Street Hockey]

• Bernie Saunders, the NHL’s fifth black player seeks to share experiences, help increase inclusion. []

• With Long Island University adding a D-I men’s team, which conference will they play in? [USCHO]

• The Kansas City Scouts are coming back after the NAHL’s Topeka Pilots announced a rebrand. [NAHL]


Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

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